Podcast: Happy Hour Friday with Lyle McDonald – “We’re all just trying to fix ourselves.”

Back when the internet was powered by mice on steroids sprinting on wheels, Lyle McDonald was writing and arguing about nutrition and fitness. In 2004, he wrote the original “A Guide to Flexible Dieting,” which outlined a way to lose weight and get lean without rigid rules around food and without going insane. He has… Continue reading Podcast: Happy Hour Friday with Lyle McDonald – “We’re all just trying to fix ourselves.”

Recipes: Cilantro Lime Shrimp made Keto and Paleo

A new feature here on the website! Delicious, healthy recipes in multiple versions or diet plan options! Up today – Cilantro Lime Shrimp! First, the Whole30 and Paleo compliant version: This dish has been described as having “punch in the face flavor!” This Whole30 compliant recipe starts with shrimp covered in spices, baked to perfection… Continue reading Recipes: Cilantro Lime Shrimp made Keto and Paleo

Podcast: Research Round-up, Vol. 1

Welcome to a brand new feature on the Four Pillar Fitness podcast! Each week on Research Round-up, I’ll share my take on several research studies relating to one area of health, fitness, wellness or performance. This week our studies include research on: > How eating whole eggs may help you avoid Type 2 Diabetes! >… Continue reading Podcast: Research Round-up, Vol. 1

How Exercise Cuts Belly Fat: Study

Some of you may have made a New Year’s resolution to hit the gym to tackle that annoying belly fat. But have you ever wondered how physical activity produces this desired effect? A signaling molecule called interleukin-6 plays a critical role in this process, researchers report December 27 in the journal Cell Metabolism. As expected,… Continue reading How Exercise Cuts Belly Fat: Study

Podcast: 9 Science Based Reasons to Drink Coffee

Coffee has been a staple of civilized food culture for hundreds of years. From Yemeni mystics to bleary-eyed commuters, millions of people swear by it. But should you drink it? Yes, says science! Coffee has a wide spectrum of benefits that go beyond the caffeine buzz. From energy, concentration and focus to preventing Type 2… Continue reading Podcast: 9 Science Based Reasons to Drink Coffee

11 Fitness and Health Game Changers for Success in the New Year!

It’s that time of year again! The good cheer, love and warm feelings of Christmas are morphing into the New Year’s Eve festivities. Of course, those are immediately followed by an “oh crap” moment for many people. They suddenly realize the new year is upon them and, if they do nothing different than last year,… Continue reading 11 Fitness and Health Game Changers for Success in the New Year!

One Quarter of Kids Asthma Cases Obesity-related: Study

A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the U.S. suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 percent) of asthma in children who are obese. This could mean about 10 percent of all kids ages 2 to 17 with asthma — almost 1 million children in… Continue reading One Quarter of Kids Asthma Cases Obesity-related: Study